Docs call for renewed focus on STEMI in young, female patients

05/22/2013 | TheHeart.org (Montreal) (free registration)

The number of young women presenting with STEMI is increasing worldwide, and they face a particularly worrisome risk of mortality due to under-diagnosis and treatment delay, according to a EuroPCR conference session led by Drs. Alaide Chieffo and Josepa Mauri. The causes of STEMI in women may differ from those in men, calling for a range of diagnostic tools. "We want to take the time to remind interventionalists that this is an urgent issue," Mauri said. "This is a question of saving lives."

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